Public Works
Our Mission: To accomplish the maintenance of County  roads and bridges, the managing of the Land Development, Solid Waste and Fleet Services divisions as well as County Service Areas, County Surveyor, Storm Water Management, and Butte Meadows Recreation Grant Program in an honest, ethical, forthright and respectful manner in keeping with the goals of the Butte County Board of Supervisors and the laws and regulations governing these activities.


Encroachment, Utility, and Transportation Permits, Schedule an inspection.


Do business with Public Works. Projects for bid, Request for Proposals/Quotes, etc.

Road Conditions

Road conditions, delays, and restrictions. View Snow Removal Policy in Butte County.

Waste Collection Areas

The County is divided into three collection areas with one hauler exclusively serving each area. 

Report Issues

Report issues such as Potholes, Signs, Illegal Dumping, and more online.


Common forms, applications, resources, etc.


Oro Quincy Highway Closure at Mountain House
Oro Quincy Highway above Mountain House is still closed and impassable due to storm damage in early 2017. The road was inadequately designed 13 years ago by the Federal Highways Administration and failed during the recent storms. The County took possession of the road after construction, and is now required to perform the repairs. The Federal Emergency Relief program must fund the repairs, and the County is waiting on this money from the federal government before repairs can begin.

8/6/2018 - MEDIA RELEASE PG&E work on Kennedy Ave

8/2/2018 - MEDIA RELEASE 2018 Chip Seal Program

7/5/2018 - MEDIA RELEASE PG&E work on West Liberty Rd

6/25/2018 - MEDIA RELEASE Road construction on East Gridley & Larkin Rd

5/1/2018 - NEW Road Conditions interactive web map - Road Conditions can now be viewed graphically in an interactive map. Click on image below to interactive map.


4/16/2018 - East Rio Bonito Bridge Replacements - The project will replace the existing bridges along East Rio Bonito Road over Hamilton Slough and Sutter Butte Canal.

4/4/2018 - Traffic Delays on Skyway - April 9th-April 13th 2018

4/3/2018 - Oro-Chico Hwy Closure

1/23/2018 - Seasonal Closure of Humboldt Road (Jonesville area). 

1/3/2018 - Plans, specifications and instructions on how to bid for the  East Gridley Road and Larkin Road Signalization Project can be down loaded from If you are not already a registered member with Public Purchase you will have to register to view. Please note that registration is free. Bids will be opened on 1/25/2018 at 10:00 AM at 7 County Center Dr, Oroville, CA 95965. All question regarding this bid must be submitted through Public Purchase. 

Related Interests and Publications

Apply for Permits  Projects  Road Closure

Report Issues  GIS Maps  

 Contact Public Works

Butte County Public Works
Phone:    530.538.7681
Fax:        530.538.7171

Road Maintenance Division
Phone:    530.538.7606

Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility
Phone:    530.345.4917
Fax:        530.645.1820

View more contacts.

 Locations and Hours

Butte County Public Works
7 County Center Dr.
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30am to 4:00pm
Excludes Holidays

Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility
1023 Neal Road
Paradise, CA 95969

Regular Hours
Monday - Sunday
Open 7:00am to 4:00pm

New Year's Day, Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas day: Closed

Christmas Eve: Open 7:00am to 12:00pm

Public Works

7 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Dennis Schmidt, Director

Careers with Public Works